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ALSO CALLED: Enterprise Project Management, IT Project Management
DEFINITION: Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. According to the Project Management Institute, the processes are guided through five stages: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Project management can be applied to almost any type of project and is widely used to control the complex processes of software development projects.  … 
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Realise Benefits from a Digital Strategy
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PRESENTATION: Rob Lambert, visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, offers advice to CIOs on developing business cases and maximising the business value of digital technology projects.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

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Accelerating Digital Marketing
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This study from CEB debunks the myths over the relationship between CIOs and CMOs and shows how CIOs can play a critical role in accelerating digital marketing.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

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The Future of Corporate IT
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from CEB looks at 5 key opportunities for IT to drive productivity and growth as digital technology changes the nature of the work environment.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

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Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis
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WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, learn why business analysis/requirements management and project management must go hand-in-hand, and learn how to foster collaboration between the business analysis/requirements team and project managers.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

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Requirements Management Tools for Better Collaboration
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EGUIDE: Check out this guide to learn about a requirements management tool that enables comprehensive collaboration throughout the project lifecycle, from conception to delivery, resulting in a unified vision from start to finish.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

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CIO briefing on agile development
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PRESENTATION: How do we create agile organisations and behave in a more agile way? Kelly Waters executive Consultant, Coach, and Interim CTO, offers some answers in this presentation.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

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Managing IT projects for business change. Dealing with trouble.
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PRESENTATION: Jeff Morgan and Chris Dale offer advice on managing unanticipated events that can disrupt IT projects in this extract from their book, Managing IT Projects for Business Change.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

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IT industry outlook 2014
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from CompTIA provides an overview of the size, shape and growth factors of the information technology (IT) industry.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

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Unlock the Mystery of Effective Strategic Planning
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WHITE PAPER: This informative infographic illustrates four key tips to more effective planning, and introduces a project portfolio management (PPM) suite that gives you the capabilities and best practices you need to optimize PPM and make more strategic investments.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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Top-Down Planning and Bottom-Up Execution: Harmony or Discord?
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WHITE PAPER: Recently, there's been a push to make project planning more strategic, and at the same time, organizations are striving to become more flexible and adaptable. But is this Agile execution at odds with the more strategic planning, or do these two approaches help create a more responsive environment for the business?
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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UC&C Technology Adoption Leads to Increased Business Value
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WHITE PAPER: This Technology Adoption Profile synthesizes the latest research on the adoption of modern unified communications and collaboration technologies and the value that it provides to companies.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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Top Ten IT Skills for 2014
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WHITE PAPER: This brief resource lists the top ten IT skills and technologies that are going to be in demand in 2014. The IT world changes quickly, and understanding these skills and technologies will help IT professionals remain relevant.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

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The Six Critical Skills for Leading Complex Federal Projects
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WHITE PAPER: Managing a project within a government entity can be difficult with the sheer magnitude of the red tape involved. There are, however, several steps that you can take as a project manager to get ahead of the curve and anticipate previously unforeseen risks and issues with your project team.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

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Big Digital Leadership
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This paper by digital strategist Ade McCormack, offers CIOs advice on turning digital technology trends into a business advantage.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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The psychology of IT projects: Why they fail
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BOOK: Mark Seneschall, an experienced IT projects professional, explains why IT projects so often prove so challenging, why they are so prone to failure in this book extract.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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Case Study: How John Lewis Conquered the Web
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BOOK: Bill Goodwin tells the inside story of John Lewis £40m website redevelopment project, assesses the technical and business challenges faced and its impact on the business.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

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Inspiring disruption: Tech Trends 2014
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This in depth study from Deloitte assesses the top 10 business technology trends in 2014 ranging from the role of the CIO to the impact pf wearable technology.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

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Is traditional project and portfolio management dead?
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RESOURCE: Prioritizing your organizational initiatives to analyze and manage your current and future IT projects can be a daunting task, especially without relevant PPM processes in place. Complete this short survey to gain access to expert advice, case studies and tips in our expert guide, Is traditional project and portfolio management dead?
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

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Executing Your Strategy 6: Transition
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This is the final part of a six part guide which explains the key steps of the Strategic Execution Framework, developed by the Stanford Advanced Management Programme.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

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CW500: Future gazing to 2014
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PRESENTATION: In this presentation, given to Computer Weekly's 500 Club for IT leaders, Adrian Drury talks about the business trends IT leaders need to look out for in 2014.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

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Executing Your Strategy 5: Engagement
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This is the fifth of a six part guide which explains the key steps of the Strategic Execution Framework, developed by the Stanford Advanced Management Programme.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

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The Four Elements of EIGRP
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WHITE PAPER: EIGRP has been used successfully for many years by enterprises of all sizes, using mostly Cisco devices. It converges as fast as any other internal gateway protocol and provides features that facilitate design, implementation, and troubleshooting. Download this resource to learn more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

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Gain Visibility And Insight Into All Your Application Investments
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WHITE PAPER: Trends such as Agile development, mobile applications, outsourcing, and composite applications are changing the definition of application lifecycle management (ALM). You need a complete end-to-end view of your application investments -- you need project and portfolio management (PPM) as a part of your ALM strategy.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

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CW Europe – May 2014 Edition
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EZINE: Last year the European Union's 28 member states adopted guidelines for sharing basic clinical and administrative data on patients internationally, including the details of healthcare providers and insurers. This issue of CW Europe looks at how European Union (EU) countries vary in sharing patient records and exchanging data.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

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The Transformational CIO
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WHITE PAPER: This ebook presents CIOs and IT executives with a modern approach to becoming change agents and drive innovation within their organizations
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is one example of a methodology for guiding the project management process from an initial feasibility study through maintenance of the completed application. Various SDLC approaches include the waterfall model, which was the original SDLC method; rapid application development (RAD); joint application development (JAD); the fountain model; the spiral model; build and fix; and synchronize-and-stabilize. A number of charting methods, such as the Gantt chart and PERT chart have been developed as tools to create a graphic representation of a project plan and … 
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